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Definition of “wool” - Learner’s Dictionary

wool

noun [U]
 
 
/wʊl/
SHEEP the soft, thick hair on a sheepThe skin, hair and bone of non-human animals
MATERIAL A2 thick thread or material that is made from the hair of a sheep: a wool suit a ball of wool →  See also cotton wool Textiles made from natural fibres
Translations of “wool”
in Arabic صوف…
in Korean 털실, 양털…
in Malaysian bulu…
in French (de/en) laine…
in Turkish yün, yünlü…
in Italian lana…
in Chinese (Traditional) 羊毛, 動物毛, 毛線…
in Russian шерсть, руно, шерстяная пряжа…
in Polish wełna, runo…
in Vietnamese len…
in Spanish lana…
in Portuguese lã…
in Thai ขนแกะ…
in German die Wolle, Woll……
in Catalan llana…
in Japanese ウール, 羊毛…
in Indonesian wol…
in Chinese (Simplified) 羊毛, 动物毛, 毛线…
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